In Oscar nominations, fresh voices lead the way

  • This image released by A24 Films shows director Greta Gerwig, right, and Saoirse Ronan on the set of “Lady Bird.” Gerwig is expected to be the fifth woman nominated for an Oscar for best director when the nominations for the 90th annual Academy Awards are announced on Tuesday. (Merie Wallace/A24 via AP)

  • This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows Sally Hawkins, left, and Doug Jones in a scene from the film “The Shape of Water.” The film was nominated for an Oscar for best picture on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. The 90th Oscars will air live on ABC on Sunday, March 4. (Kerry Hayes/Fox Searchlight Pictures via AP)

NEW YORK — The Academy Awards showered outsiders, on screen and off, with milestone-setting nominations that celebrated Guillermo del Toro’s full-hearted ode to outcasts “The Shape of Water,” embraced first-time filmmakers like Greta Gerwig and Jordan Peele, and made “Mudbound” director of photography Rachel Morrison the first woman ever nominated for best cinematography.

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